Photo Flash: First Look at Teddy Bergman, Mikaela Feely-Lehmann and More in Slant Theatre Project's THE CLOUD
Building on Slant Theatre Project's success with last season's The Steadfast, the company presents The Cloud, a world premiere mistaken-identity comedy written by playwright/comedian Matt Moses. Wes Grantom (Eager to Lose, The Steadfast) directs a cast of four including Teddy Bergman* (B'way: Peter and the Starcatcher, Off-B'way: Sex Lives of Our Parents), Mikaela Feely-Lehmann* (B'way: Cyrano de Bergerac), Ryan King* (Now Or Later at Huntington Theatre, The Intelligent Design Of Jenny Chow at the Atlantic Theater Company), and Polly Lee* (Marie Antoinette at Yale Rep, Wasps at Studio 42). Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!
Four people get lost in the forest of social media in this raucous farce exploring changing notions of privacy and intimacy in this age of over-sharing. Written by improv and Comedy Central vet Matt Moses (Daniella Uses Dirty Words, UCB's "The Law Firm"), The Cloud fuses the wilds of the internet with Shakespearean romance to conjure a theatrical landscape in which all the www is a stage.
In The Cloud, Chris, a set designer, is gunning for a job designing a major production of As You Like It. His girlfriend Katie is an app designer who gets her first big break with a very revealing app called "Show Me Yours." Enter Katie's ex-boyfriend, Greg, a personal trainer who's ready to end his philandering and get married, and Greg's client Sandy, a career-obsessed costume designer who decides to spice things up by having a fling with a younger man.
Wes Grantom (director): Eager to Lose by Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Ars Nova), The Steadfast by Mat Smart, Mine by Bekah Brunstetter (Slant Theatre Project), Clybourne Park (Premiere Stages). Broadway as Associate Director: Act One, Annie, Brief Encounter, Waiting for Godot, Les Liaisons Dangereuse. Wes has also worked at Williamstown, the Atlantic, Lincoln Center, the Alley, Roundabout, La Jolla Playhouse, the Alliance, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Asolo Rep, George Street, and TheatreSquared. Drama League Fellowship, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Co-Artistic Director of Slant Theatre Project. Education: University of Evansville.
Matt Moses (playwright) Matt's play The Bedtrick was produced in translation in Santiago, Chile and will be seen in Caracas, Venezuela at the 2014 Festival of Contemporary US Drama. The Emperor of Ice Cream or Thirteen Ways of Looking at Donald Rumsfeld was produced by the Hangar Theater. Daniella Uses Dirty Words was produced by the Abingdon Theater. Matt has an MFA in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama where he won the ASCAP Cole Porter Prize. He performs every Friday night at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater with "The Law Firm."
This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE, HERE's curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.
*Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase.
Photo Credit: Jenny Anderson